My mom did so much for me growing up and still does. But more powerful than any one single thing she did is the internal voice she sewed deep inside of me.
Children need the experience of feeling emotions and practice tolerating them to develop self-control and emotional intelligence.
Are you a Disapproving parent? A Dismissing parent? An Emotion Coaching parent?
The last step of Dr. Gottman’s Emotion Coaching system is to set limits while helping your child to problem solve.
Our research shows that adults can help kids who struggle with moments of emotional intensity, largely due to children's natural inexperience in understanding what on earth they are going through.
Young kids have natural difficulty understanding how they feel, because they lack experience in comprehending or articulating what they are going through.
Remember, these tips are not for “one-week-only” use AND they are not “sold separately.”
View your child’s expressions of emotion as opportunities for teaching and intimacy.
Dr. John Gottman describes children who have non-emotion coaching parents as growing up in a “make believe home.”
Many books on parenting seem to take a great deal of “evidence” from popular myths, common misconceptions, and personal anecdotes.